2016 NIJ R&D Series Forensic Biology & DNA

2016 NIJ R&D Series Forensic Biology & DNA


Morning Session II:

Forensic Biology & DNA The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.


  • Michael Marciano | A Hybrid Machine Learning Approach for DNA Mixture Interpretation, Award: 2014-DN-BX-K029
  • James Landers | Delivery of a Microfluidic Acoustic Sperm Cell Trapping Prototype for Rapid Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence, Award: 2013-NE-BX-K027
  • Patrick Spooner presenting for Michael Gerdes | Isolation of Sperm DNA Through Protamine Capture, Award: 2014-DN-BX-K017
  • Yaniv Erlich | Robust STR Calling High-throughput Sequencing Technologies, Award: 2014-DN-BX-K089
  • Mitchell Holland | Measuring Rates of mtDNA Heteroplasmy and Assessing Transmission of Variants, Award: 2014-DN-BX-K022

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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